As Geekstakes 2014 enters its second half, we wanted to spotlight some of the cutting-edge tech products and trends that will excite the “inner-geek” in everyone. Our giveaway items were specifically chosen by Linus Sebastian for having both practical uses for day-to-day activities as well as high entertainment value for leisure time. You can enter our Geekstakes Giveaways here.
Pebble leads the Smart Watch Charge
Smart glasses and smart watches are perhaps two of the most exciting developments in recent years. Having a fully functioning smartphone built into your glasses and your wristwatch is a pretty enticing merger of clothing and tech. The Pebble Smart Watch is the most innovative wristwatch available today. Never before has a user had such an abundance of information and accessories available on his or her wrist. The Pebble receives texts, has countless apps available for download, a battery life that lasts 5-7 days, and a sleek, customizable design. This Pebble Smart Watch has so much more to tell than simply the time.
Virtual Boy Grown Up: Oculus Rift
The world of gaming has also undergone some very unique and compelling tech advances in recent years. Virtual reality, the concept of complete immersion into a digital universe through a special headset, has been the white whale of gaming and digital technology ever since Nintendo marketed its Virtual Boy gaming system in 1995. Now, in 2014, it seems that truly realistic virtual reality is about to break through into the mainstream and become, well, a reality. The current front-runner in the race to bring VR to your home is the Rift headset from Oculus, a VR company recently acquired by Facebook. The Rift allows gamers to fully immerse themselves in their favorites games and virtual worlds. With its 3D, wide field of view and comfortable fit, the Oculus Rift offers users the best interactive gaming experience they can ask for.
Take to the Skies with a Drone
Gaming not your style? Not a problem, there are numerous other gadgets available on the market today that will satisfy consumers looking for the latest in tech advances. For example: drones. They’re not just for law enforcement, National Geographic photographers, and the military. Drones are also a fantastically cool new gadget to have in your garage. The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 takes remote controlled flight to brand new heights. This quadricopter utilizes the control of your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch to fly and record its flight, allowing users to capture and share their unique and exciting videos.
Lytro’s Light Field Advantage
Consumers who want to up their photography game are looking at newfangled cameras like the Lytro Field camera, designed to take photos with infinite focus, so you can decide later exactly where you want the focus of each image to be. Lytro Illum is the first high-end camera to utilize the power of light field, which allows users to explore their pictures from different perspectives, focal points and dimensions. By the ways they look at technology, Lytro and its light field camera are allowing users a new perspective the way they look at the world.
Geeking Out Over These Gadgets?
There’s still time to enter Geekstakes 2014 for the chance to win some of these cutting edge tech gadgets. Contest ends June 6th, so head over to our Facebook page to enter daily for your chance to win!